Thursday, December 16, 2010

Janelle Monae's The Archandroid Makes Another Top 10 List

From the Music Room's "Top 10 Albums of the Year":

#5 The Archandroid: Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae’s ambitious debut album The Archandroid is a thing of true beauty, part rap, part folk, part rock, part disco, an epic record full of ambition and with 18 tracks and at 70 minutes long, it’s nothing short of a journey. Like all great concept albums The Archandroid follows a series of ideas, in this case Monae explores elements of science fiction and Afrofuturism. Doubtless to listening to any song as a standalone track is almost criminal, this is an album to be experienced in one sitting.


  1. How about the visual artists who have been doing this for decades? WHo created this image? They rocked her. Check out

  2. Afro futurism creates its own mythology. Not just through Monae's music but also thru Yoruba text & Esu the Trickster who interprets and translates Ifa verses into the now. Esu the trickster, critic, interpreter, translator pictured with two mouths and an erect penis.